Title:Technical Assistance for Accessibility of Passenger Transport Services in Turkey
Budget:1,775,000 EUR
Country:Turkey
Dates: August, 2017 - August, 2019
Partner: KPMG Turkey, ACCEPLAN, ROVIRA
Funding:EC

The situation of Turkey's passenger transport systems, including the infrastructure, does not make it easy for people with disabilities, or other people with mobility restraints, to participate in society. This project undertakes the need for major improvements in order to ensure better accessibility of the mobility services and their infrastructure. The objective of this project is to improve the mobility of elderly people and of people with disabilities and other people with mobility restraints in the passenger transport services, including the pedestrian environment.

This is achieved through the following results:
1. The platform for accessibility of transport services is established and functioning along with enhanced technical and institutional capacity on accessibility of transport services within the Ministry of Transport.
2. The comprehensive accessibility of transport strategy and corresponding detailed action plans are in place and a pipeline of pilot projects have been adopted by the Platform.
3. A team of national trainers will have obtained, through training sessions, all knowledge necessary to train the staff of institutions and private and public companies involved in the mobility of Turkey's citizens with regard to the accessibility of the transport system.
4. Communication of accessibility strategy and action plan to all major stakeholders along with trainings and visibility evens to improve awareness about the accessibility of transport services.